What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

International Women's Club (IWC), which is a non-profit that also offers clubs such as book club, language clubs (Croatian, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish), kids club, walking or hiking club, mahjong or bridge. They also have events such as Breakfast with Santa and an adult Christmas party. Expat Meetup (last Thursday of the month) is networking at local bars with other fun expats. Professional Women's Network Zagreb (PWNZ) is for those wanting to make business connections and learn professional skills - Jul 2018

Go to a movie, out to eat, or over to a friend's house for dinner. Weekend/holiday trips to the coast, or to a nearby location in central Europe. Croatians also spend hours day and night, summer and winter talking to each other in the coffee shops. - Aug 2014

Cafes. - Jun 2014

In the city, people mostly like to sit around the cafes and drink coffee or beer, and smoke cigarettes. But on the weekend, most expats leave for a weekend trip somewhere. - Feb 2014

Lots of entertaining in homes. There are some bars and clubs, but Zagreb isn't known for its night life. - Jan 2012

It's ok. I am not a party animal, but I think zagreb lacks character. It's definitely not a lively city. - Dec 2011

There is a lot of city life and it is lots of fun. - Oct 2010

If you like to go out, Croats are into hanging out at cafes and just chilling. Pretty laid-back. - Mar 2009

Lively cafe culture among Croats and expats. International Women Club is present and offers some activities. Other poles are the school and the embassy communities. - Mar 2009

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